Corporate Social Responsibility

MEAF – Strategies

Investing in innovative strategies to empower possible

Of the one in five Americans with a disability, only 22% are engaged in the workforce. Of those, 16% are unemployed. To help address this pressing issue, the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation launched a national M>PWR possible initiative in 2011 designed to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives. By investing its philanthropic resources in innovative approaches to prepare youth with disabilities for employment, the foundation is planting seeds of change to identify and help bring effective strategies to scale so young people with disabilities can successfully transition to the competitive workforce.

Current Strategies

  • Preparing reliable entry-level talent to meet employer workforce needs, while changing attitudes along the way about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    • Recent Grant Projects

  • Increasing the talent pipeline by focusing on abilities of autistic youth

    • Recent Grant Projects

  • Providing access to mentoring & internship opportunities to empower youth with disabilities

    • Recent Grant Projects

  • Investing in quality education to prepare youth with disabilities for the science & technology careers of tomorrow

    • Recent Grant Projects